The Streamline Story

An “overnight” success—10 years in the making

Founding  Streamline Government Contracts was an “overnight” success—10 years in the making. After teaching and working with children for a few years, Karen started her new career as a Contracts Assistant for Vantage Human Resource Services, Inc., a small human resources and training company. Mary Ann Wilkinson, the company’s President and Owner, became Karen’s mentor.  Mary Ann encouraged Karen to continue her business education.  While working full-time, Karen earned her M.S. in Management/Procurement and Contract Management from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), while at the same time, also earning several promotions.  She eventually rose to become a Financial Controller due to her thorough understanding of contracts and the relationship between contracts and accounting specific to the Government Contract industry.

After completing her M.S., Karen earned her MBA and subsequently worked for other government contractors. She saw that no matter how brilliant the CEOs were in their industry,  the complexities of government regulatory requirements could overwhelm him/her, especially CEOs of small and medium contractors with limited resources. CEOs are often subject matter experts (SMEs) in their industry and focus on growing their companies and providing solutions; they need a trusted advisor that can negotiate agreements, acknowledge risk and provide options, ensure the company is fulfilling its contractual obligations, and help improve the bottom line.

Karen founded Streamline Government Contracts, LLC to fill this need for more than just one company at a time. Since 2012, Streamline has helped federal contractors in various parts of the U.S. reduce their risk, increase profits and improve their professional image with their customers, many who have been clients for several years.

2019 Finalist Virtual Small Business of the Year

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Success Story

Improving a client’s bottom line through proper contract management.

Challenge

A small-IT contractor, under $5M in revenue at the time, needed help negotiating a Teaming Agreement (TA) with a Large, Top-5, Prime Federal Contractor and the subsequent subcontract.

Solution

Streamline helped negotiate several Terms and Conditions—many that were not generally agreed to, especially with this Prime.   After award, Streamline reviewed the subcontract, which had omitted virtually all the Terms and Conditions, previously agreed to in the TA.    During several meetings, we reminded the Prime that these Terms and Conditions needed to be included in the subcontract before our client would sign it.

Result

The Prime revised the Subcontract that included the most critical the Terms and Conditions in the Teaming Agreement including the labor rates, workshare, dispute clauses, etc.  Our client has grown significantly and remains a subcontractor to the Prime vendor today.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

President

Ms. Karen Long has over 20 years of experience in government contracting, a B.S. in Education from the University of Connecticut (UConn), a M.S. in Management / Procurement and Contracts Management Track, and a MBA. both from University Maryland University College (UMUC), and a CFCM (Certified Federal Contracts Manager) Certificate. Karen has worked for various sized companies, read more...

Office Manager and Marketing Specialist

With over a decade of business operational expertise in the public and private sectors, Lindsey Reigelsperger brings a diverse knowledge base in management, government contracts, human resources, marketing, and business organization and development to her position as Office Manager and Marketing Specialist for Streamline Government Contracts. read more...

Contracts Specialist Consultant

Erin Kohl brings over seven years of federal contracting experience conducting cradle to grave procurement contract management tasks. She most recently worked for the Army out of Fort Campbell, KY, where she held positions as procurement technician, government purchase card auditor, contract specialist, contract administrator and contracting officer. read more...

Principal Contracts Consultant

Hedayat Mohammadi is a Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) and an executive management professional with over 12 years of cradle to grave contract and grant management experience in commercial and government contracting environments. Hedayat holds two master's degrees,  read more...

Principal Contracts and Pricing Consultant

Sara Crabtree brings almost 20 years of experience to her position as Principal Pricing and Contracts Consultant for Streamline Government Contracts. Before joining Streamline, Sara was a Senior Manager in the Government Contractor Services Division of a national public accounting firm, and she has served in positions such as the Chief Financial Officer, read more...

Principal Contracts Consultant

Mandy Mathews has over 13 years of experience as a Contracting Officer for the United States Air Force, Department of Defense. During her time as an Unlimited Warranted Contracting Officer, Mandy gained experience in cradle to grave contract award and administration for various types of requirements including, read more...

What Our Clients Are Saying

"I recommend Streamline to any business needing to supplement their understanding of government contracting, subcontracting or vendor management..." —BILL CALVO, President, Provideo Management Inc. (now Zentek Consulting)

"I cannot speak highly enough of Karen, her knowledge of Government contracting, her commitment to her customers and the high quality of service she provides..." —ROB AVERY, Software Engineer and Owner of AvXteL

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